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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2011
copper red highlights on this deep old ale. smells boozy, oaky, vanilla, some cherry and dark fruit. taste is boozy maple syrup, loads of toffee, extreme toffee with bourbon soaked fruit coctail underneath, everything including the cherry. very delicious beer, it was great having this next to the 5th dimensia. both are top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle picked up by my mom at the Winter Solstice 2010 party. Served in a snifter. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a very thin, short-lasting head. Some legs around the edges of the glass plus a bit of a thin collar. Nose is really nice and complex with bourbon, dark fruits, brown sugar, and plenty of malt sweetness. Everything is integrated well and thereís just a bit of booze in the background. The flavor isnít quite as complex, but I still really enjoyed it. A bit more booze in the flavor than was present in the nose. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth; the bourbon and booze integrate well with the body on this. Very delicious and Iím looking forward to some aged bottles of this in the future. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-14-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Draft sample at MBGWF 2011. Poured cloudy brown color with an average frothy light brown creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy aroma of complex sweet bourbon. Medium to full body with smooth texture and flat carbonation . Heavy complex sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet bourbon finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were met with a complex standout brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Sample at Jackie Oís on 2/5/11. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of figs, caramel, booze, vanilla, oak and marshmallow. Flavor starts with boozy vanilla oak and continues on to dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and berries before a brandy and bourbon finish. Between the two I have to give the nod to the regular 4th D, but both are divine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2010 Vintage - Bottle- Via Trade. Gracias. Pours somewhat, well, mostly flat looking except the thinnest line I have ever seen of off-white bubbles around the glassí edge. Bourbon-like nose with some licorice and some sherry notes too. Firm, sweet, dessert-like deliciousness. adequate carbonation. Bourbon, vanilla, licorice, coffee cake, caramel, toffee...just nice velvety sweet goodness that seems to hide the alcohol completely. Not cumbersome on the sweetness either...and though you canít taste the alcohol, you certainly feel its warmth. Very nice, though not overly complex...but still, a nicely relaxing sipper for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
On tap at Crunchyís, East Lansing. Opaque murky orange-brown body, thin tight tan head. Potent nose with notes of toasted coconut, wood, sharp alcohol, and sugars. Sweet body with sharp alcohol and bourbon, dominated by brown sugar and tannic oak, almost candy-like with sharp, hot alcohol. Vinous. Intense and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of SourNotes, 2010 version. Pours a dark cola like brown color with very slight collared head. The nose is extreme, with a mix of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Slight bite of booze in the start with a very caramel start mixed with dark fruit. Slight banana as well. Medium/heavy mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Warming alcohol notes. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle vintage 2010 trade from iLikeBrew, thanks. Mud brown body with a tiny offwhite head. Aroma is Bourbon, raisins, plums, alcohol, caramel, wood and sugar. Flavor is bourbon, dark fruit, sweet toffee, light berries and alcohol. Well balanced. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
A: The beer pours a murky dark brown color with a small layer of off-white/kahki head. S: Smells like big time -bals. Tongs of bourbon and vanilla with a touch of oak. Lots of great dark fruits like raisins and dates, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. A touch of sherry in there as well. T: Damn this is delicious. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and plenty of vanilla. Lots of bourbon, a bit of oak, maybe even some coconut in there too. A nice chocolatey oxidation to it and some more of the sherry flavor. M: The body is medium to full with a smooth and sufficient carbonation. D: Itís kind of boozy, but damn is this stuff is tasty. I could drink a bottle of this almost any day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
This poured a very murky medium brown color with a very small beige head. Aroma was of lots of oak, bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, light alcohol and dark fruits, just awesome. Flavor was certainly not a letdown from the aroma, just silky smooth bourbon, with nice malty sweetness, toffee, light smoke, and a bit roasted too. Reminded me alot of Backwoods Bastard without the alcohol heat. Just amazing stuff.

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